Kilmister, C. W. (Clive William)
Overview
Works:  53 works in 331 publications in 4 languages and 8,378 library holdings 

Genres:  History Conference papers and proceedings Popular works Biography Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Other, Contributor 
Classifications:  QC6, 530.11 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
C. W Kilmister
The nature of the universe by
C. W Kilmister(
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9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Japanese and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the general reader or university student reading outside his own field
9 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Japanese and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the general reader or university student reading outside his own field
Russell by
C. W Kilmister(
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16 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrödinger, centenary celebration of a polymath by
C. W Kilmister(
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21 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrödinger's influence in almost every field of science is still felt. He was a man who singlehandedly reshaped thinking in cosmology, wave mechanics, statistical mechanics, unified field theories, theoretical chemistry and molecular biology. In this volume, which was prepared in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of Schrödinger's birth, leading figures in all these fields have collaborated to produce this carefully integrated and edited survey of the man and his science. Some of the contributions are biographical in nature, revealing much about the character of the man. Others deal with modernday theories in different fields of science in which Schrödinger worked and his influence in those areas
21 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schrödinger's influence in almost every field of science is still felt. He was a man who singlehandedly reshaped thinking in cosmology, wave mechanics, statistical mechanics, unified field theories, theoretical chemistry and molecular biology. In this volume, which was prepared in 1987 to celebrate the centenary of Schrödinger's birth, leading figures in all these fields have collaborated to produce this carefully integrated and edited survey of the man and his science. Some of the contributions are biographical in nature, revealing much about the character of the man. Others deal with modernday theories in different fields of science in which Schrödinger worked and his influence in those areas
Special relativity for physicists by
G Stephenson(
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33 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1958 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General theory of relativity by
C. W Kilmister(
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16 editions published between 1943 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Theory of Relativity deals with the general theory of relativity and covers topics ranging from the principle of equivalence and the spacetheory of matter to the hypotheses which lie at the bases of geometry, along with the effect of gravitation on the propagation of light. The motion of particles in general relativity theory is also discussed. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with a review of the principle of equivalence, paying particular attention to the question of the existence of inertial frames in Newtonian mechanics. The beginnings and foundations of general re
16 editions published between 1943 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Theory of Relativity deals with the general theory of relativity and covers topics ranging from the principle of equivalence and the spacetheory of matter to the hypotheses which lie at the bases of geometry, along with the effect of gravitation on the propagation of light. The motion of particles in general relativity theory is also discussed. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins with a review of the principle of equivalence, paying particular attention to the question of the existence of inertial frames in Newtonian mechanics. The beginnings and foundations of general re
Lagrangian dynamics: an introduction for students by
C. W Kilmister(
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17 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary electromagnetic theory by
Brian H Chirgwin(
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19 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language, logic, and mathematics by
C. W Kilmister(
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18 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rational mechanics by
Clive William Kilmister(
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20 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special theory of relativity by
C. W Kilmister(
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18 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special Theory of Relativity provides a discussion of the special theory of relativity. Special relativity is not, like other scientific theories, a statement about the matter that forms the physical world, but has the form of a condition that the explicit physical theories must satisfy. It is thus a form of description, playing to some extent the role of the grammar of physics, prescribing which combinations of theoretical statements are admissible as descriptions of the physical world. Thus, to describe it, one needs also to describe those specific theories and to say how much they are limit
18 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special Theory of Relativity provides a discussion of the special theory of relativity. Special relativity is not, like other scientific theories, a statement about the matter that forms the physical world, but has the form of a condition that the explicit physical theories must satisfy. It is thus a form of description, playing to some extent the role of the grammar of physics, prescribing which combinations of theoretical statements are admissible as descriptions of the physical world. Thus, to describe it, one needs also to describe those specific theories and to say how much they are limit
Sir Arthur Eddington by
C. W Kilmister(
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10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eddington's search for a fundamental theory : a key to the universe by
C. W Kilmister(
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14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reconciliation of theories of the very small and the very large scale is one of the most important single issues in physics today. Many people today are unaware that back in the 1930s, Sir Arthur Eddington, the celebrated astrophysicist, made great strides towards his own 'theory of everything'. In 1936 and 1946 Eddington's last two books were published. Unlike his earlier lucid and authoritative works, these are strangely tentative and obscure  as if he were nervous of the significant advances he might be making. This volume examines how Eddington came to write these uncharacteristic books  in terms of the physics and history of the day  and what value they have to modern physics. The results is an illuminating description of the development of theoretical physics in the first half of the twentieth century from a unique point of view: how it affected Eddington's thought. This will provide fascinating reading for scholars in the philosophy of science, theoretical physics, applied mathematics and the history of science
14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reconciliation of theories of the very small and the very large scale is one of the most important single issues in physics today. Many people today are unaware that back in the 1930s, Sir Arthur Eddington, the celebrated astrophysicist, made great strides towards his own 'theory of everything'. In 1936 and 1946 Eddington's last two books were published. Unlike his earlier lucid and authoritative works, these are strangely tentative and obscure  as if he were nervous of the significant advances he might be making. This volume examines how Eddington came to write these uncharacteristic books  in terms of the physics and history of the day  and what value they have to modern physics. The results is an illuminating description of the development of theoretical physics in the first half of the twentieth century from a unique point of view: how it affected Eddington's thought. This will provide fascinating reading for scholars in the philosophy of science, theoretical physics, applied mathematics and the history of science
Eddington's statistical theory by
C. W Kilmister(
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14 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disequilibrium and selforganisation by
C. W Kilmister(
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13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G.K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chif1ese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and largescale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics
13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approach your problems from the right end It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is and begin with the answers. Then one day, that they can't see the problem. perhaps you will find the final question. G.K. Chesterton. The Scandal of Father 'The Hermit Clad in Crane Feathers' in R. Brown 'The point of a Pin'. van Gulik's The Chif1ese Maze Murders. Growing specialization and diversification have brought a host of monographs and textbooks on increasingly specialized topics. However, the "tree" of knowledge of mathematics and related fields does not grow only by putting forth new branches. It also happens, quite often in fact, that branches which were thought to be completely disparate are suddenly seen to be related. Further, the kind and level of sophistication of mathematics applied in various sciences has changed drastically in recent years: measure theory is used (non trivially) in regional and theoretical economics; algebraic geometry interacts with physics; the Minkowsky lemma, coding theory and the structure of water meet one another in packing and covering theory; quantum fields, crystal defects and mathematical programming profit from homotopy theory; Lie algebras are relevant to filtering; and prediction and electrical engineering can use Stein spaces. And in addition to this there are such new emerging subdisciplines as "experimental mathematics", "CFD", "completely integrable systems", "chaos, synergetics and largescale order", which are almost impossible to fit into the existing classification schemes. They draw upon widely different sections of mathematics
Men of physics : Sir Arthur Eddington by
C. W Kilmister(
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13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combinatorial physics by
Ted Bastin(
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14 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CHAPTER 9 Towards the ContinuumCHAPTER 10 Objectivity and Subjectivity Some  'isms'; 1. Subjectivism; 2. Realism; 3. The anthropic principle; 4. Constructivism; 5. Reductionism; 6. The critical philosophy; 7. Positivism; 8. Operationalism; 9. Particles; References; Name Index; Subject Index
14 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CHAPTER 9 Towards the ContinuumCHAPTER 10 Objectivity and Subjectivity Some  'isms'; 1. Subjectivism; 2. Realism; 3. The anthropic principle; 4. Constructivism; 5. Reductionism; 6. The critical philosophy; 7. Positivism; 8. Operationalism; 9. Particles; References; Name Index; Subject Index
The origin of discrete particles by
Ted Bastin(
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13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a unique summary of the results of a long research project undertaken by the authors on discreteness in modern physics. In contrast with the usual expectation that discreteness is the result of mathematical tools for insertion into a continuous theory, this more basic treatment builds up the world from the discrimination of discrete entities. This gives an algebraic structure in which certain fixed numbers arise. As such, one agrees with the measured value of the finestructure constant to one part in 10,000,000 (107)
13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a unique summary of the results of a long research project undertaken by the authors on discreteness in modern physics. In contrast with the usual expectation that discreteness is the result of mathematical tools for insertion into a continuous theory, this more basic treatment builds up the world from the discrimination of discrete entities. This gives an algebraic structure in which certain fixed numbers arise. As such, one agrees with the measured value of the finestructure constant to one part in 10,000,000 (107)
Radiation from relativistic electrons by
A. A Sokolov(
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4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary electromagnetic theory : in three volumes by
Brian H Chirgwin(
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5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary Electromagnetic Theory Volume 3: Maxwell's Equations and their Consequences is the third of three volumes that intend to cover electromagnetism and its potential theory. The third volume considers the implications of Maxwell's equations, such as electromagnetic radiation in simple cases, and its relation between Maxwell's equation and the Lorenz transformation. Included in this volume are chapters 1114, which contain an indepth discussion of the following topics: Electromagnetic Waves The Lorentz Invariance of Maxwell's Equation Radiation Motion of Charged Particles Intended
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementary Electromagnetic Theory Volume 3: Maxwell's Equations and their Consequences is the third of three volumes that intend to cover electromagnetism and its potential theory. The third volume considers the implications of Maxwell's equations, such as electromagnetic radiation in simple cases, and its relation between Maxwell's equation and the Lorenz transformation. Included in this volume are chapters 1114, which contain an indepth discussion of the following topics: Electromagnetic Waves The Lorentz Invariance of Maxwell's Equation Radiation Motion of Charged Particles Intended
Steady electric fields and currents by
Brian H Chirgwin(
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2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steady Electric Fields and Currents, Volume 1 is an introductory text to electromagnetism and potential theory. This book starts with the fields associated with stationary charges and unravels the stationary condition to allow consideration of the flow of steady currents in closed circuits. The opening chapter discusses the experimental results that require mathematical explanation and discussion, particularly those referring to phenomena that question the validity of the simple Newtonian concepts of space and time. The subsequent chapters consider steadystate fields, electrostatics, dielectr
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Steady Electric Fields and Currents, Volume 1 is an introductory text to electromagnetism and potential theory. This book starts with the fields associated with stationary charges and unravels the stationary condition to allow consideration of the flow of steady currents in closed circuits. The opening chapter discusses the experimental results that require mathematical explanation and discussion, particularly those referring to phenomena that question the validity of the simple Newtonian concepts of space and time. The subsequent chapters consider steadystate fields, electrostatics, dielectr
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 Stephenson, G. (Geoffrey) 1927 Author
 Russell, Bertrand 18721970
 Schrödinger, Erwin 18871961 Honoree Author
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Clive W. Kilmister britischer Mathematiker und Physiker
Clive W. Kilmister British mathematician
Clive W. Kilmister Brits wiskundige (19242010)
Clive William Kilmister
Kilmister, C. W.
Kilmister, Clive.
Kilmister, Clive 1924
Kilmister, Clive William
Kilmister, Clive William 1924
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